Base Air Depot 1

Headquarters
media-19604.jpeg UPL 19604 A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Stumper Jumper' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 16 July 1943. 42-30237 "Stump Jumper" (379th BG 524th BS WA-V) transferred to Aphrodite [ remote controlled drone flying bomb loaded with Torpex explosives ] missions, lost on Oldenburg Power station 1st Jan 45 [ crashed en route to target due to flak].

Top row (standing)
Armstrong, Donald B, T/ Sgt, R Waist Gunner
Theiss, Joseph E, Lt, Pilot
Edwards, James G, Lt, Navigator
Peifer, Thomas D, Lt, Bombardier
Krafft, Julius "Red" W, Lt, Co-Pilot

Front row (kneeling)
Frydryk, Frank P, S/Sgt, Ball Turret
Hill, George R, Sgt, Tail Gunner
Nolan, Morrison T, S/Sgt, Top Turret
Klump, Delbert W, T/Sgt, L Waist Gunner
McKeegan, Hugh (NMI), Sgt, Radio Operator/Gunner.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11460-A71025AC.

Object Number - UPL 19604 - A crew of the 379th Bomb Group poses beside a boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Stumper Jumper' at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 16 July 1943. ...

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Unit stations

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Burtonwood

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Kenley

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Langford Lodge

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Liverpool

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St Mellons

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Valley

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Warton

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 1
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 1
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Role/Job: Hydraulic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 1
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Role/Job: Hydraulic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1
  • Service Numbers: 42004232
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 1
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Sheet Metal

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Baldy and his Brood
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Audrey
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 368th Bomb Squadron 369th Bomb Squadron 544th Bomb Squadron
A 365th Bomb Squadron, 305th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (XK-R, serial number 41-24578) taxiis to take off from Chelveston airbase. Passed for publication 30 Jun 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '124578, XK:R.' Printed caption on reverse: 'At A Fortress Station In Britain. From an American base in Britain the Flying Fortresses carry out operational activities which result in terrible blows against the German industrial war machine. This series of pictures shows scenes at a Flying Fortresses stati
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Problem Child : Old Reliable
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 1 547th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group 305th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group fly in formation during a training exercise. Aircraft are, from left to right: B-17E (serial number 41-9022) nicknamed "Alabama Exterminator", B-17E (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", B-17E (UX-?, serial number 41-9017) nicknamed "Heidi Ho", B-17E (UX-V, serial number 41-9013), B-17E (UX-S, serial number 41-9154) nicknamed "The Bat out of Hell", B-17E (serial number 41-9132). Printed caption on reverse: 'B-26340 AC - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortres
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Alabama Exterminator II
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 92nd Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Joan Swoose
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 496th Fighter Training Group Base Air Depot 1 362nd Fighter Squadron 555th Fighter Training Squadron

Revisions

Date
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to name
Sources

Changed name from 'Aldon Ferguson' back to 'Base Air Depot 1'

Date
ContributorAldon
ChangesChanges to type, category, name, nicknames, motto, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and stations
Sources

First look and assessment, neeeds a lot of changes and corrections. Will slowly update and add material and photographs
Aldon Ferguson

Date
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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